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View Resource The Amazing Story of Kudzu

Sponsored by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio, this site is devoted to the weed that conquered the southern US. Introduced in the late 1800s as an ornamental plant, kudzu was aided in its expansion through planting for erosion control during the Depression. It was declared a weed by the US Department of Agriculture in 1972. Growing at a rate of more than a foot per...